InfoSec and the media
InfoSec: Your opinions are needed. Saskia Coplans and Catherine Chapman have been commissioned to write a White Paper on cybersecurity and the media, with aim of improving the information channels between security practicioners and journalists. We’ve created a short survey to collect data from the InfoSec community about their experience with reporters and the media in general when it comes to cybersecurity topics and issues.

Not all questions in the survey are mandatory. We welcome participation from all corners of the globe and thank you in advance for taking the time to help with our data collection.

If you are a journalist who works in InfoSec, please participate in our parallel survey for members of the media:

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How old are you? *
What is your gender? *
What is your nationality?
In what country/city do you live? *
For how long have you been employed in InfoSec? *
What role best describes your work overall? *
What company/companies do you work for?
How often do you read news? *
Where do you most often get your news from? *
What publications do you usually read?
Have you been in contact with a journalist at some point in your career? *
How often are you in contact with journalists? *
What is the main reason for your contact with journalists?
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Has been your experience with journalists been typically positive or negative? *
If you've been quoted in the news media, were your words ever misconstrued, inaccurate, or over exaggerated?
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If you answered 'Yes' to the previous question, please explain.
If a journalist assisted you with Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD), what was that experience like?
Have you ever had difficulty in contacting a journalist? Please explain.
Do you think that the news media, in general, does a good job at covering cybersecurity issues? *
What is the news media's biggest problem in covering cybersecurity issues? *
Any additional comments that you'd like to offer.
Please provide us with a link to your LinkedIn, Twitter profile, or website to help us verify your work in InfoSec. All survey answers will be anonymized. *
Please provide us with an email address if you'd like to be contacted about your answers.
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